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  1. sharkunit42

    S02.E11: Resurrection

    I was at the Paley screening, and during the panel afterwards, it is ABUNDANTLY clear that Kirk is soooooo over the whole "MY SON" thing. There's a hilarious part where he begs Mr M to just "Kill the kid already" and says he will offer his "nuts" (think someone corrects him to "one nut"!) giftwrapped if he just buries him. So, y'know, it's not just us ;-) That thing about "you're not a father" really annoyed me too. Nor was Ramse.. he was no better than a "weekend father" who just pops in and does the fun stuff with the kid and has barely spent five minutes with him. Sure, he loved the boy, but I can't believe it would be the same level as if he'd been around for the child's entire life. And he's also invalidating every other sort of love out there too.
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    S02.E12: Blood Washed Away

    I've seen the final two, including this one obviously, at the Paley screening a few weeks ago.. and I can tell anyone who is wondering whether to watch this episode live or not, that you NEED to watch it live because you are going to get spoiled into oblivion tomorrow by anyone who saw it. I know it's been said before, but this really is the big one (along with the finale next week, obviously!) But half the big stuff happens in this one, and the final part of this episode in particular is some of the most emotionally challenging TV you are likely to see. It's all been done really well (in my opinion!) So yes, unmissable, and watch live if you can.. and if you can't, stay away from those who have watched it until you do! This is one of those episodes that is soooo much better to watch unspoiled. So happy it's been renewed!! :D
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    S02.E08: Lullaby

    Damn, I got here too late - you've all made the points I was going to! A very enjoyable episode, it was nice to see some actual communicating going on for once, instead of what we had earlier in the season. That said, it's clear the nihilism is a long way from dead with the encounter with Ramsé and the wrong end of his gun. It was also nice for the team to score a "win" after so many weeks of failures and fire-fighting. This was a mission that only had a positive outcome. My money is currently on Sam as the Witness as that would be the most heartbreaking thing for Ramsé to discover. It has to be somebody he cares about as he's been on such a crusade. Ratings have just come out - looks to be the same as last week more or less. So it's not dropping any more, but whether it's enough for Syfy to renew, well, yeah. Another record live tweet session though, I think it trended at #4 or #5 at one point and considerably more tweets than last week, which again was considerably more than the week before.
  4. sharkunit42

    S02.E08: Lullaby

    I am so glad I am not the only one that deliberately thought she was quoting ST VI instead. Ahh.. Christopher Plummer :D
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    S02.E08: Lullaby

    I know! I have no idea how each episode keeps getting better and better, but it does. And the ratings are starting to creep up too. I really hope Syfy does the right thing. A little longer for me as well, but I've no intention of going through all of Tuesday without watching it - I'm going to be getting up before the children at the crack of dawn to watch it! Cannot stand to go all day not knowing and trying to avoid social media. General consensus from those who have seen it is that it is the big emotional one. It's kind of overdue I guess as last week was the first time in a while there had been much of that, yet last season had lots of it.
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    S02.E07: Meltdown

    The wait is awful, especially when it was three months further away than we all expected. It's probably responsible for some of the drop in viewers too, especially with a show this complex. I'm really enjoying being able to speculate week to week. Even if I'd had the opportunity to binge watch S2 in advance like a lot of reviewers have, I would have said no. As so much of the fun of this show is not just thinking about it yourself, but talking to others as well. And anticipating. It's the whole experience! I'm really sad there are only six episodes left :-( There had better be more next year. If people love it, they should write to Syfy on their feedback page - right now they STILL aren't sure one way or the other on renewal so anything we can do has a chance of making a difference. Especially live tweeting +/- 3 hours of the live US showings with the #12Monkeys tag. I set up a Twitter account solely for this purpose, basically - and believe me I am not the only one! There's a whole army of us (I have the same name there - anyone feel free to follow me and I'll reciprocate) and the official Nielsen live Twitter rating is increasing massively week on week :-) Back on episode topic - apparently Titan (as seen on the tall building out the window) is a "place where the witness feels safe". Interesting!!
  7. sharkunit42

    S02.E07: Meltdown

    This, completely. He left just as suddenly as he arrived, but unlike her lack of real care over Foster and Spearhead, or the test subjects, this one is likely to hit home more with her even if she didn't reciprocate his feelings. Finally something to make her feel properly guilty, whereas before she never really seemed to be that affected - brief regret, maybe, but not true "what have I done?" This season she's been starting to feel more and more guilty and I'll bet this is the thing that tips her over the edge and sets up next week's episode presumably (from the previews). I am hoping he'll make another appearance because it is Time Travel after all!
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    S02.E08: Lullaby

    There's a lot of excitement on Twitter about this episode, with the cast and writers saying it is the best one of the season so far, and there's a LOT of relationship stuff going on. We've been warned to bring hankies (great!) Sounds like another one to watch live unless you want to be spoilered..
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    S02.E07: Meltdown

    Some of that could be the change in the relationship dynamic between the main characters. A lot of people have been unhappy about it, because for them it was the core of the show. However with this episode (and apparently with the next one) that is set to change. It's definitely a different feel to S1, but I don't love it any the less. I also binge watched S1, so to watch it episode by episode does feel quite different.
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    S02.E07: Meltdown

    Both! Well, by Nielson at least, and I have heard from several very credible sources (including Mr Matalas) that yes, they ARE considering tweets. Have a read here: http://www.nielsensocial.com/product/nielsen-twitter-tv-ratings/
  11. sharkunit42

    S02.E07: Meltdown

    What a great episode! I'm so glad I got to watch it live for the first time ever, albeit with bad buffering, but hey. Loved the emotion in this episode - I've felt it's been missing a bit in some previous episodes, but this one really brought it to the fore again. Some of the plot developments (but not all) were a little clichéd, but there were still plenty of surprises and that's why I love the show. Sad about Ecklund, but it's an old trope about happiness and people dying on TV so I was not that surprised! Some thoughts not mentioned above: - The time marker thing after Sam's jump flipped about but did not stop on any one time. Could this mean he is in "all" times? - I thought he might be The Witness, and I guess he still might be, but if he was then surely he would have reacted to the elements of himself when he was being kidnapped? Unless it's only physical things that react, not metaphysical (or whatever!) - We still don't know who lived in that house from 1957-1959 as written on the wall a few weeks ago. Maybe Sam? Perhaps that's where he is.. in fact, maybe the house is where the Raritan base now is due to Progress. (total speculation, probably completely wrong!!) I was live tweeting, and the actor who plays Sam kept liking my tweets, even whilst he was vanished. It was, uh, just a bit freaky :D I thought maybe he'd been eaten by the Internet! Live tweeting is a lot of fun, nearly all the cast/writers/crew take part and a #12Monkeys in your tweet is apparently roughly the equivalent of 50 viewers to Nielson if it's in a window +/- 3 hours of the show.
  12. sharkunit42

    S02.E07: Meltdown

    It's probably part of his CV. "Good at leaving series in emotional circumstances." "Bargain price as not required for entire series run" etc etc. Let's hope not! PS I think I've now found a way to watch it live, because I can't stand the thought of not knowing and having to stay offline all day until I can watch it in the UK that evening!
  13. sharkunit42

    S02.E07: Meltdown

    I have a horrible feeling it is :-( That said, they do count live views on their website, but you still need a cable login to watch anything past episode 3 of this season. I'm in the UK and would love to watch the next one live (both for ratings and to avoid being spoiled as I can't watch until the next evening!) but can't think of a way to do it. Before they closed it down to cable logins, I could have proxied in (it's geolocked to US only) to watch, but obviously I don't have a US cable account.
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    S02.E06: Immortal

    I wonder how the whole "I was here 57-59" (or whatever it was) on the walls of the creepy house plays into it all.. who was it who got stuck there two years? True, I guess there's probably some sort of glass grinding equipment needed to maintain a time machine! It's not like having to fabricate microchips or anything.. I dropped Hunters after one episode - it didn't grab me hugely and I was afraid of getting involved in case of cancellation. If it gets cancelled early but ends nicely, or gets more than two seasons I might consider it /cynical
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    S02.E07: Meltdown

    Terry Matalas (show creator) posted this on another forum about s2x07: "This coming Monday - Memorial Day for US folks - has an absolutely huge episode of 12 Monkeys at 9pm on Syfy. Not to be missed. It's the beginning of a chain of events which will drive us right to the finale. There will be love, death. The beginnings of something beautiful and the start of something horrible. Spread the word. If you or someone you know hasn't caught up? It's time. Let's beat the drum until Monday evening. Tweet. Email. Sing. Scream. Tell the world: Do. Not. Miss." So I guess if people haven't caught up, they're likely to be spoilered after Monday if it's as big an episode as he claims! And of course live views are what matter for renewal chances.
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